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fakepalindrome  ·  2964 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "My name is Harvey Pekar."
Damn, that's really nice. My name Renner dates back to the Anglo Saxons and means "Council" or "Army". Not overly poetic but still... it's a realpalindrome.
fakepalindrome  ·  2964 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Toilet talk on World Toilet Day
I am only following one tag. #sanitationworld. Don't let me down, I look forward to some doozies.
fakepalindrome  ·  2964 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You Want to Track Me? Here You Go, F.B.I.
Is this hyperbole, or do you sincerely think it's in our best interests to have a 24/7 alibi?
fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Making Music by Livecoding
the physical experience of playing an instrument was too important to lose. -There's something to that, isn't there. Though I must admit the world of algorithmic composition is completely foreign to me, I can see it's attraction. Limitless potential. But to me there is something to be said for the feel of the neck of a guitar in my hand or the weight of a pianos keys beneath my fingers. But these things are nostalgic because I've used them many times for years. If I were to use computer instrumentation perhaps I'd generate a nostalgia for something new. Who knows?
fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Oscar Wilde on Socialism ("The Soul of Man under Socialism") [Lots of text]
"Just six members of Walmart's Walton clan are worth as much as the bottom 30 percent of all Americans"


I couldn't agree more, "Most people exist". I find myself falling in to "existing" all too often, then I shake it off fix myself in a spot and try to be fully present and conscious. The hard part is to be in this state during every day mundane tasks. A friend once said that children are constantly in a state of presence because everything is new to them. They don't live in a projected future or in the remembrances and regret of the past. If we were able to be fully present and not live in our "heads", I think the desire for "private property" would abate.

Great post. Followed.

fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Making Music by Livecoding
"after playing music on various 'real' instruments for the last .. 18 years, is that the process of composition using code is so so different"

Two sincere questions: 1. What made you decide to begin using Overtone? Will it give you something specific that weren't getting from "real" instrumentation? 2. The differences you mention make sense and seem completely valid. I wonder what (if any) are the similarities you found? Thanks.

fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Automated Antenna Design with Evolutionary Algorithms
Why is that?
fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Future of Technology
I sure hope so. I still can't believe the amount of work needed to set up a new TV and the cables/cords it uses. It should all be wireless and non-proprietary. Any device should automatically recognize all others within a certain field or range. Cords just seem antiquated.
fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Successfully Dreaming Architecture.
agreed. Architecture is most certainly an "intellectual discipline outside of the built environment", and although it is a subjective field, my sensibilities align with yours. Bravo, enjoyed the post.
fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Identity and Individuality in Quantum Theory
Great post. I enjoyed this very much.
fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Study: Many College Students Not Learning to Think Critically
"Combining the hours spent studying and in class, students devoted less than a fifth of their time each week to academic pursuits." This doesn't surprise me. I think we need to accept the fact that college is about more than just academics. Still the "academics" portion should be greater than 1/5th!
fakepalindrome  ·  3164 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Study: Many College Students Not Learning to Think Critically
I don't know, I feel like a lot of people end getting LA degrees because they have a specific artistry while people that get business degrees often do so as a safety net. They may not have any idea what "particular job" they want to get, they just know that a business degree is usually a safer bet than a LA degree. Such was my case.